Use Of Antipsychotics Down Among Nursing Home Residents

The Wall Street Journal: Nursing Homes' Drug Use Falls
A two-year effort by the federal government and the nursing-home industry has reduced the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs among elderly nursing-home residents, but the decline fell short of the program's goal, according to U.S. officials (Lagnado, 8/26).

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